Is COVID-19 no worse than the flu?

Of course its not. It much more fatal.

No, COVID-19 is not no worse than the flu. COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, while the flu is caused by influenza viruses, and they are distinct respiratory illnesses with different symptoms and potential health consequences.

COVID-19 can be more severe than the flu, particularly in certain populations, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. COVID-19 can cause severe respiratory symptoms, including pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and can also affect multiple organ systems. It can also cause long-term health consequences, such as “long COVID,” which can include persistent symptoms like fatigue, difficulty breathing, and cognitive impairment.

The flu, on the other hand, typically causes milder symptoms and is associated with fewer severe complications. However, the flu can also cause serious health problems, particularly in high-risk groups, such as young children, the elderly, and people with underlying health conditions.

COVID-19 is also more contagious than the flu, and the Delta variant of the virus, which has emerged recently, appears to be even more transmissible than earlier strains.

While both COVID-19 and the flu are respiratory illnesses that can cause serious health problems, COVID-19 is generally considered to be more severe and contagious than the flu. It is important to continue taking measures to prevent the spread of both illnesses, such as getting vaccinated, practicing good hygiene, and following public health guidelines.

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From National Geographic: How scientists know COVID-19 is way deadlier than the flu

Please Note:

If you have any good peer reviewed science that says otherwise, please send it and if it stacks up to scrutiny it will be linked above.

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